5) Mercedes-Benz S550
The 2017 S550 Sedan is the sixth generation of the company’s flagship class of vehicles. It currently retails in the US at $96,600 for the base model.
The car packs a 4.7 litre V8 biturbo engine with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. 449 hp of max power goes to the rear wheels and powers the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.
The car’s AIRMATIC semi-active suspension employs electronically controlled air springs that adjust to changing driving conditions. Automatic 4-wheel level control helps compensate for additional cargo or passengers. Other safety and comfort enhancements include heated 16-way power front seats with memory, an Adaptive Damping System, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS and optional rear seat belt air bags.
Another useful feature of the car is locator lighting, which uses the car’s lights to help illuminate a return path when the car is remotely unlocked in darkness.